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Louisville, Kentucky
United States
Headfirst Performance
70F / 21C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 53m 13s
Overall Rank = 3f/
Age Group = 35-39f
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Didn't plan on running due to a triathlon yesterday, so I headed to Louisville to cheer on my husband. Decided a trail run on tired legs would be good half Ironman training, so impulsively signed up at the last minute.
Event warmup:

Not much. Jogged about two minutes and stretched.
Run
  • 1h 53m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 38s  min/mile
Comments:

Managed a pretty even 8:45 pace. My legs were screaming around mile 6, and I thought about dnf'ing and saving them for another day. Started to feel better and decided to just hang in there and make the most of it. Only really felt bad on the uphills, anyway. Still, only about 2 minutes slower than last year's pace on fresh legs.
What would you do differently?:

Had some sharp ITB pain the last mile. Thankfully, it's feeling better now two days later so I hopefully escaped injury. I still don't know if this was a great idea.
Post race
Warm down:

Massage

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Winning a hilly triathlon yesterday, lol.

Event comments:

Did this race last year and would definitely do it again.




Last updated: 2014-04-30 12:00 AM
Running
01:53:00 | 13.1 miles | 08m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Fairly gentle for a trail race. Rolling with a few steep climbs, lots of twists and turns and a few very technical, rocky sections. Not bad.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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